Sale 20PT02 | Lot 231

Montague J. Dawson

Catalogue: Important Paintings
Montague J. Dawson

Lot Details

Lot 231
Montague J. Dawson
British, 1890-1973
Gliding Along: 'Lightning' and 'Red Jacket'
Signed Montague Dawson (ll)
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches (61 x 91.4 cm)

Private collection, thence by descent in the family to the present owner

The "Lightning" sailed from Boston for Liverpool on February 18, 1854, while the "Red Jacket" sailed from New York the following day. The outcome of this informal race was followed by everyone in the shipping world. In the end the two clippers arrived in Liverpool on the same day, March 4, with the "Red Jacket" making better time by 18 hours.

C Property of a Florida Family

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $46,875 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

A few light stains in the sky. A small accretion is present in one of the sails. Isolated areas of craquelure in the waves. There are three spots each approximately 1/4 inch in size clustered together at the center top edge which fluoresce under UV light.

A plate affixed to the frame identifies the ships as LIGHTNING and RED JACKET, two of the fastest clippers of their day.

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Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $46,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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